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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Little Plumstead
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Learning Disability
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want a chance to make a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health problems? Do you want a role where you can deliver core Occupational Therapy interventions supported by a full therapy team, rather than working generically? Our medium secure learning disability unit, the Broadland Clinic, Norfolk, is looking for a committed and enthusiastic qualified Occupational Therapist. Come and develop your Occupational Therapy career, or experience a new area of practice, supported by our full multi-disciplinary team.

This role could offer you an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge within a learning disability and mental health context. Working alongside an established senior OT, assistants and education staff, and an experienced MDT including Medical, Nursing, SLT, Psychology and Social Work colleagues. You will be supported to take part in regional Forensic and Sensory OT networks, as well as training as per your development needs. You would also have the opportunity to assist with or host student placements from the University of East Anglia, as well as supervising unqualified assistants. You would also have the opportunity to contribute to continuous quality improvement and service development.

Main duties of the job

Our motivated activity team at the Broadland Clinic Medium Secure service run a varied and exciting programme of Recovery focussedmeaningful activity and events. You'll have chance to design and deliver meaningful activities, interventions and events, and contribute to our vibrant timetable.We take great pride in working towards social inclusion, and you will support service users through their pathway from admission and assessmentto meaningful roles in the community. Most of our service users engage in voluntary work, several are at college. As a band 6 OT, you'll be working directly with our service users on developing their Occupational Identity, from the first steps in learning to cook at our dedicated activity centre, to perhaps volunteering at a caf in the city.

About us

The Broadland Clinic is a medium secure unit for adult men who have offended or are at risk of doing so. Be part of our NHS trust, HPFT who are currently rated as Outstanding by CQC. Patient involvement is at the heart of what we do. Our mission statement is _Supporting people to lead good lives. Staff and patients working together to: Promote recovery, Build skills, Reduce risk.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • As a band 6 Occupational Therapist you will hold a caseload of patients who have a learning disability and may have co-morbid mental health issues.
  • Work as part of the MDT, and represent OT at ward rounds.
  • Work with the patients to use a range of MOHO based assessments and goal setting.
  • Work with the patients from initial assessment, throughout their treatment pathway and on to discharge.
  • Supervise band 5 OTs and OTAs.
  • Offer student placements.
  • Raise awareness of Occupational Therapy and offer staff training as appropriate.
  • You will have access to a wide range of training opportunities in line with your development needs.

Person Specification Qualifcations Essential
  • BSc/MSc/PG Dip Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office, Teams and associated packages.
  • Completion of preceptorship and/or evidence of having met the full KSF Gateway for Band 5 OTs
  • Evidence of relevant post grad training.
  • Membership of RCOT, including specialist section
  • First line management training
  • Solution Focussed Brief Therapy training
  • Practice Placement qualification/A PPLE accreditation
  • AMPS/ESI/SI training
  • Broad base of clinical experience
Experience Essential
  • Post registration experience in relevant clinical setting e.g. inpatient mental health or learning disability
  • Applied experience of providing both individual and group work interventions.
  • Specialist knowledge and experience of using the Model of Human Occupation assessment tools, or others appropriate to area.
  • Experience of other specialist Occupational Therapy assessment tools
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience in providing advice, support and clinical supervision to junior staff and/or students
  • Applied knowledge of Recovery principles and how these relate to OT
  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems and/or learning disability in a variety of health and social care settings
  • Previous experience of having worked at Band 6 level
  • Experience in research or audit

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